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Photos: The worst gadgets of 2010

the-worst-gadgets-of-2010-100.png“Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise.” [Cato the Elder]

“A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.” [James Joyce]

“An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.” [Niels Bohr]

That Cato the Elder knew his beans, you know. Though Cato the Younger was a bit of a fool…

The goal of Made By Monkeys is not to mock and demean – honestly – but to highlight mistakes that might be learned from. In such a spirit, let’s take look at some of the gadgets that failed to find lift off in 2010, maybe despite the best expectations.

The blunt edge of the leading edge, as it were…

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Courtesy of Faisal Alani, Computer Weekly

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